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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

CLASSWORK

Fahrenheit 451 TEST

HOMEWORK

 

See Monday's homework

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17

CLASSWORK

  • Symbols in Fahrenheit 451
  • Prepare for Fahrenheit 451 TEST
  • Crossword puzzle

HOMEWORK

  • Study for Fahrenheit 451 TEST
  • CREATIVE TEST is due Friday. See below (Friday's homework) for a couple of additional suggestions for your characters.
  • SAT Vocabulary Test--Words 46-55.
  • Looking ahead: We will have a cumulative test--probably on Tuesday before Thanksgiving (November 25)

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

CLASSWORK

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion 
  • Presentations of projects 
  • SAT QUIZ, including words through #45 on our list
    • The verb "to be"--correct usage
    • Homophones:
      • their, there and they're
      • to, too, and two

HOMEWORK

  • Study for Fahrenheit 451 test Tuesday!
  • Write about the symbols we listed in class. Are there more in the later reading? Find a quote or two to illustrate them.
  • Think about a "Creative Test." This is not due until Friday, November 21. These are mainly choices that YOU suggested today (good ones!), with a couple of additions at the end by me:
    • You may choose one of the following characters and write about him/her, using one or more of the suggested questions or topics. REMEMBER TO WRITE ABOUT HIM/HER IN THE FIRST PERSON!
      • BEATTY
        • Why I took and read so many books
        • Why I wanted to die
      • MILDRED
        • Why I am suicidal
        • Why I turned my husband in
        • Why I loved TV so much (my "Parlour Family")
      • FABER
        • Why I waited so long to do something
        • My own assessment of myself
      • MONTAG
        • Why I appreciate and relate to Clarisse
        • Why I risked everything "just" to read; why I completely changed
        • What really made me rebel
        • My relationship with Mildred
        • My life after the war
      • CLARISSE--WOW, use your imagination!
    • You may rewrite the ending and have it happen quite differently.
    • You may write a short story about a utopia/dystopia of your own invention.

 

Thursday, NOVEMBER 13

CLASSWORK

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion
  • Are your wiki project presentations error free? Let's see...We'll use the laptops.
  • Project presentations
  • Homophone sentences from yesterday. 
    • their, there and they're
    • to, too, and two

HOMEWORK--TBA

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

CLASSWORK

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion
  • The verb "to be"--correct usage
  • Homophones:
    • their, there and they're
    • to, too, and two

HOMEWORK

  • Read Fahrenheit 451 through page 165 by Thursday (to the end).
  • Finish your sentences with the homophones.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11--VETERANS' DAY/HOLIDAY!

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10

CLASSWORK

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion
  • SAT Vocabulary Test and other work returned

HOMEWORK

  • Read Fahrenheit 451 through page 150 by Wednesday, 165 (the end) by Thursday.    

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

CLASSWORK

  • SAT Quiz, through #38
  • Discuss Fahrenheit 451

HOMEWORK-tba

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

CLASSWORK-TODAY we will write THE ESSAY. We will do a TERRIFIC JOB!  

HOMEWORK

  • SAT Quiz, through #38
  • Bring three important questions about Fahrenheit 451 that use CRITICAL THINKING that we can discuss. 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

CLASSWORK

  • In class we will review the basics of essay writing.
  • Tomorrow we will write an essay from a prompt.  

HOMEWORK-To be announced

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4ELECTION DAYMAKE YOUR PARENTS VOTE!

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

CLASSWORK

  • A little discussion of Fahrenheit 451 (much more to follow later in the week)
  • Politics and the "straw vote." As a class we reversed our previous vote of McCAIN 13, OBAMA 10 to OBAMA 10, McCAIN 8, NADER 2 and CHUCK BALDWIN 2. Go figure!
  • On Wednesday we will find out how closely our class reflected the national vote. Let's see...would that be 55% Obama 45% McCain?

HOMEWORK

Please make sure you have read through page 136 in Fahrenheit 451 and that you have completed the study guide. 

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion
  • Are your wiki projects/presentations correctly written? Check them on the laptops.
  • Presentations of wiki projects
  • Verbs and homophones (time permitting)

HOMEWORK-tba

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